Special Programs for Young Designers and Design Researchers

PhD Forum

(Monday, August 21)

The PhD Forum is now in its fifth year and gives PhD students the opportunity to discuss their work, as well as ask for feedback on more specific issues or challenges. This is framed in a group discussion, giving participants’ insight into how others are approaching related topics. Feedback is provided by experienced scholars as well as by the participant’s peers. This is all combined into a vibrant workshop where participants can explore their subject and network with other young researchers.


  • To foster the exchange of ideas and research approaches between younger researchers.
  • To provide opportunities for discussing personal research topics, methodologies and potential problems with experienced scholar.
  • To enhance networking and collaboration.

See also invitation letter and application form for download. Application deadline 13th of June, 2017.

ICED17 Young Members Event 

(Tuesday, August 22)

We invite young members to present their vision of The Future of Design – Design in 2030.

In 13 years a lot of things will change, imagine a future where you as a researcher still work with design research, what are the great design challenges that we as humans face today  and how shall we address them until 2030.

The Young Member Event at ICED17 will be a high pace event where new ideas and visions will be presented and all participants have the opportunity to network and collaborate together to create a vison for the future.

See also invitation letter with application link for download included. The application deadline is 23rd of June, 2017.

Student Design Fair

(Tuesday, August 22) details coming soon!


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